Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Nain Rouge

Most people who live in the Detroit area have heard about the Nain Rouge urban legends. It goes without saying that it should be covered in this blog as well.

The Nain Rouge is French for "Red Dwarf" and essentially refers to a character that haunts certain people in the city.

It is said that if you see the Nain Rouge, or encounter him somehow, that it is a sign of tremendous bad luck or tragedy. He is reported as appearing to people of various prominence just before a major tragedy occurs.

"The creature is said to have been attacked in 1701 by the first white settler of Detroit, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, who soon after lost his fortune. The creature is also said to have appeared on July 30, 1763 before the Battle of Bloody Run, where 58 British soldiers were killed by Native Americans from Chief Pontiac's tribe.The small tributary of the Detroit river,which still flows through what is now Elmwood Cemetery, turned red with blood for days after the battle.It is said he was seen dancing on the banks of the Detroit river."

Just before the Detroit fires in 1805 he supposedly attacked a prominent polititian named William Hull.

Just one day before the 1967 Detroit riots he was spotted by multiple witnesses.

Multiple accounts of "attacks" by the Red Dwarf have been reported over the years.

If anyone has a personal experience or story about the Nain Rouge - Any comments about this underground bizarre creature would be fun and appreciated!

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